The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings

Boxed Set

The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings

Immerse yourself in Middle-earth with Tolkien s classic masterpieces behind the films, telling the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits epic encounters with Gandalf, Gollum, dragons and monsters, in the quest to destroy the One Ring. When they were first published, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings became instant classics. Treasured by readers young and old, these works of sweeping fantasy, steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world. This new boxed gift set, published to celebrate the release of the first of Peter Jackson s three-part film adaptation of JRR Tolkien s The Hobbit, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, contains both titles and features cover images from both films. It offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien s remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits part in the epic quest for the Ring beginning with Bilbo s fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom."

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings

Beginning on December 19, New Line Cinema will present a grand trilogy of live-action feature films: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, & The Return of the King. The three separately released installments of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings will mark the return of "cliffhanger cinema" for the first time since the serial adventures of decades past. Tolkien's mythic vision will come to life through the cutting-edge cinema technology & artistry of director Peter Jackson. Houghton Mifflin, publisher of the epic masterworks of J.R.R. Tolkien for more than sixty years, is proud to offer new movie tie-in volumes, each available separately & in boxed sets. Paperback & hardcover editions & boxed sets will have different cover art.

The Hobbit

The Lord of the Rings

The Hobbit


The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings

Presents the epic depicting the Great War of the Ring, a struggle between good and evil in Middle-earth, following the odyssey of Frodo the hobbit and his companions on a quest to destroy the Ring of Power.

From Hobbits to Hollywood

Essays on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings

From Hobbits to Hollywood

Peter Jackson's film version of The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003) is the grandest achievement of 21st century cinema so far. But it is also linked to topical and social concerns including war, terrorism, and cultural imperialism. Its style, symbols, narrative, and structure seem always already linked to politics, cultural definition, problems of cinematic style, and the elemenal mythologies that most profoundly capture our imaginations.From Hobbits to Hollywood: Essays on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings treats Jackson's trilogy as having two conditions of existence: an aesthetic and a political. Like other cultural artefacts, it leads a double life asobjet d'art and public statement about the world, so that nothing in it is ever just cinematically beautiful or tasteful, and nothing is ever just a message or an opinion.Written by leading scholars in the study of cinema and cultureFrom Hobbits to Hollywood gives Jackson's trilogy the fullest scholarly interrogation to date. Ranging from interpretations ofThe Lord of the Rings' ideological and philosophical implications, through discussions of its changing fandoms and its incorporation into the Hollywood industry of stars, technology, genre, and merchandising, to considerations of CGI effects, acting, architecture and style, the essays contained here open a new vista of criticism and light, for ardent fans of J.R.R. Tolkien, followers of Jackson, and all those who yearn for a deeper appreciation of cinema and its relation to culture.

The Complete History of Middle-Earth

The Complete History of Middle-Earth

The complete 12-book History of Middle-earth, printed in three volumes and set in a matching box. J.R.R. Tolkien is famous the world over for his unique literary creation, exemplified in The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. What is less well known, however, is that he also produced a vast amount of further material that greatly expands upon the mythology and numerous stories of Middle-earth, and which gives added life to the thousand-year war between the Elves and the evil spirit Morgoth, and his terrifying lieutenant, Sauron. It was to this enormous task of literary construction that his Tolkien's youngest son and literary heir, Christopher, applied himself to produce the monumental and endlessly fascinating series of twelve books, The History of Middle-earth. This very special collector's edition brings together all twelve books into three hardback volumes -- over 5,000 pages of fascinating Tolkien material -- and places them in one matching box.

Picturing Tolkien

Essays on Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy

Picturing Tolkien

This group of new critical essays offers multidisciplinary analysis of director Peter Jackson’s spectacularly successful adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003). Part One of the collection, “Techniques of Structure and Story,” compares and contrasts the organizational principles of the books and films. Part Two, “Techniques of Character and Culture,” focuses on the methods used to transform the characters and settings of Tolkien’s narrative into the personalities and places visualized on screen. Each of the sixteen essays includes extensive notes and a separate bibliography. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Middle-earth Envisioned

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: On Screen, On Stage, and Beyond

Middle-earth Envisioned

Examines artistic interpretations of Tolkien's fantasy world, including movie stills, theatrical performances, games, and comic books, and features the lost art of Mary Fairburn, whose paintings were favored by Tolkien himself.